Peter Mattaliano may not be your typical Kris Kringle, but ever since pulling Mary and Alfred’s one-hundred-year-old letters from his apartment chimney, he’s been playing Santa in their honor.
The two letters were addressed to Santa from the children of an Irish immigrant family that once resided in Peter’s Hell’s Kitchen New York City apartment. Since unearthing the documents during construction on his fireplace, Peter has been setting out toys and decorations as a Christmas homage for the children every year.
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Mary’s letter was especially inspiring because of what follows her toy requests.
“P.S. Please do not forget the poor.”
(READ the full article at the New York Times) Photo by mwwile, CC